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Little Classics News: 28 January 2015

Brand New Modern Classic Comes to Auction

1992 Lancia Delta Integrale

One of the most iconic cars of the last 30 years, a 1992 Lancia Delta Integrale with just 31 miles (50km) from new, is to be auctioned by Silverstone Auctions at its Race Retro Sale in Warwickshire on 21st and 22nd February.

Estimated at between £90,000 - £110,000, this ‘brand new’ car has only ever been driven on the road once on its journey from the supplying dealer to the current owner, where it has remained in perfect storage conditions for the last 22 years.

1992 Lancia Delta Integrale dash

“As a limited edition special, produced to celebrate the Integrale’s success in the World Rally Championship, these cars are incredibly rare indeed,” comments Guy Lees-Milne, General Manager, Silverstone Auctions. “So, to find such a perfect example with just a few miles on the clock really is an exceptional feat. What’s more, there are few surroundings more appropriate than Race Retro to offer the car for sale.”

Finished in white with the iconic Martini drinks company livery, the modern classic is one of a limited run of just 400 that were produced to celebrate the Integrale’s fifth consecutive World Rally manufacturers’ championship for Lancia.

1992 Lancia Delta Integrale interior

In order to improve the car’s handling, the ‘Evoluzione’ homologation specials featured a wider track at both the front and rear than earlier Deltas. In order to fit the track into the bodywork, the wide wheel arches were extended even further. To compensate for a slight increase in weight and larger frontal area, the 16V turbo engine was remapped to deliver an impressive 210bhp which meant the car could travel 5 percent quicker on both asphalt and gravel rally stages.

Production number 124, this vehicle is currently unregistered and comes complete with its original service book, manual, sales invoice and even the tool kit.

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